House website hacked, building put up ‘for sale’ in jobs law protest

first_imgHe said the House’s information and technology division was in the process of fixing the website and had taken down the hacked text.At the time of writing, the House’s website appears to have returned to normal.A TikTok video showing the hacked text made rounds on social media, with many netizens expressing their amusement at the guerilla satire.House secretary-general Indra Iskandar acknowledged that there had been attempts to hack the website since Monday, when the bill was passed into law. Widespread protests against the passage of the controversial Job Creation Law have extended to cyberspace, as netizens flood social media to criticize lawmakers, but certain tech-savvy protesters have taken a more direct approach.The House of Representatives’ website was recently hacked and the home page header was changed to read “House of Traitors”.Communications and Information Minister Johnny G Plate confirmed the hacking on Thursday and noted that the security breach was being investigated. However, he denied that the altered text on the website’s home page was the result of hacking, claiming that it was merely a visual edit.Read also: Govt defends jobs law despite opposition“The text was [the result of] an edit,” Indra said, adding that the House had coordinated with state-owned telecommunications firm PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Telkom) and the National Police to monitor any further security breach.Other protesters have also found unusual ways to voice their opposition to the new law, such as putting up mock product pages on e-commerce platforms to “sell” the House complex.One such page on Tokopedia offers the House complex – and its occupants – for Rp 1,000 (US$0.068).Tokopedia spokesperson Ekhel Chandra Wijaya said the company would watch out for disruptive activities on the platform to ensure compliance with the law.“We are following up on reports in accordance with procedure,” Ekhel said in a statement on Wednesday as quoted by kompas.com.Another e-commerce company, Shopee, also saw the creation of product pages for the House complex on its platform.“We have ensured that all product and store pages that violate our application’s terms and conditions are taken down to ensure customer convenience,” said Shopee spokesperson Radityo Triatmojo.Several such product pages on Shopee offered the House complex for between Rp 10,000 and Rp 99,000.The National Police previously issued a telegram calling for “cyber patrols” to curb mass protests against the passage of the law, stoking fears of authoritarianism among protesters. (rfa)Topics :last_img read more

The reason professional golfers make great property investors

first_imgA university study has revealed the reasons why top-flight golfers make excellent property investment decisions.IF you want to become a better real estate investor, perhaps it’s time to hit the greens and improve your swing.According to CQUniversity senior lecturer, Dr Julie Knutsen, professional golfers possess an innate set of skills they can be applied as property investors to boost their chances of profitable returns.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours agoDr Knutsen, who will present her findings at CQUniversity’s annual Property Conference on Friday August 18, said the difference between scoring a real estate Albatross and a double bogey was found on the fairway between the ears.“There are three psychological errors common to both bad golf play and ineffective decisions about property investment,” Dr Knutsen said.Dr Knutsen said poor golfers and their investor counterparts were over-optimistic, over-confidence and held a belief all influencing events could be controlled.“However, studies show that professional golfers have learned to manage these errors and understand the final play-off is won with patience, focus and commitment to sound judgment,” she said.Follow Kieran Clair on Twitter on @kieranclairlast_img read more